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Mar 29, 2018
Realtors must keep safety in mind.  Recently, Agent 1 contacted the association to report she had been working with a male in his mid 20s.  Described as "eccentric," he appeared to only be interested in seeing vacant homes.  Agent 2 in the same office agreed to help out and show the male properties on a day when Agent 1 was unavailable.  During one of the showings with Agent 2 the male...
Feb 23, 2018
KAAR occasionally receives reports from members who suspect their listings have been fraudulently posted on Craigslist as rental listings. It is believed that these listings are being posted on Craigslist as part of a scam or a plan to trick those who respond to the fake rental ads out of money. If this has happened to you or if you want to learn more in order to prevent this issue, read more about...
Feb 02, 2018
On Tuesday, January 30, the Knoxville Area Association of Realtors® took part in the statewide Realtor “Day on the Hill” at our state capitol.  KAAR brought over 50 of the 400 Realtors who attended this important political advocacy event, which gives Realtors a chance to meet their elected officials and speak on issues important to Realtors and their clients. KAAR's jurisdiction covers 12 counties in East Tennessee so its group...
Jan 09, 2018
Short Term Rentals are now being permitted. Knoxville residents wishing to operate a short-term rental unit can apply for a permit from the City of Knoxville, Business Tax Office, in room 450 of the City County Building, 400 Main St., provided they meet the conditions in the City’s newly adopted short-term rental ordinance. City staff will offer two training and question-and-answer sessions for short-term rental hosts on Tuesday, Jan....
Jan 05, 2018
KAAR and HBAGK (Home Builders Assoc of Greater Knoxville) held their joint annual Legislative Luncheon at KAAR's newly renovated building on January 4th. It was a packed house of KAAR leadership, RPAC Investors, Realtor Party Team Members, and​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ HBAGK Board members.  Thanks to Cindy Bush, Movement Mortgage, for sponsoring this event! Eleven state legislators from across the East Tennessee region - Senators...
Nov 10, 2017
In order to be compliant with the RESO standards as mandated by NAR, the following fields will be changing on November 22. Property type of Commercial will change to Commercial Sale Tenant Expenses - Electric will change to Electricty   State/Province - Other/Outside USA will be deleted   Owner Expenses - Electric will change to Electricity - Maintenance will change to Common Area Maintenance. New options of Exterior Maintenance,...

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